If you think Apple’s Mac computers are much more secure than Windows-powered systems, you need to think again. This isn’t true, and security researchers have finally proved it.
Two security researchers have developed a proof-of-concept computer worm for the first time that can spread automatically between MacBooks, without any need for them to be networked.
Dubbed Thunderstrike 2, the new proof-of-concept firmware attack is inspired by previously developed proof-of-concept firmware called Thunderstrike.
, developed by security engineer Trammell Hudson, actually took advantage of avulnerability in Thunderbolt Option ROM
that could be used to infect Apple Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
by allocating a malicious code into the boot ROM of an Apple computer through infected Thunderbolt devices.